From Frank Foer, TNR's Editor:
Several conservative blogs have raised questions about the Diarist "Shock Troops," written by a soldier in Iraq using the pseudonym Scott Thomas. Whenever anybody levels serious accusations against a piece published in our magazine, we take those charges seriously. Indeed, we're in the process of investigating them. I've spoken extensively with the author of the piece and have communicated with other soldiers who witnessed the events described in the diarist. Thus far, these conversations have done nothing to undermine--and much to corroborate--the author's descriptions. I will let you know more after we complete our investigation.How many other soldiers know about the events alleged to have occurred in "Shock Troops?" Not one of them took it up their chain of command?*
More than ever do I think that "Scott Thomas's war chronicles" are the product of fantasy.
(Thanks to Dean Barnett)
*I realize that this was said before but I guess that the magnitude of it is just now sinking in.